The food stamp program has gone from an emergency program designed to meet exigent need into a program in which just about anyone can enroll at his or her individual option.
Interrupted from time to time by brief and usually mild recessions, since World War II the American economy grew at such a rapid clip that politicians were largely insulated from having to make difficult choices. That day may be over.
Forget the esoterica of the constitutional arguments. Forget that Congress has arrogated to itself power over your life on a scale never before seen. The real problem with Obamacare is that upwards of four out of ten in the United States believe that entitlement on such a scale is even possible.
By his ham-handedness, Rush Limbaugh turned the event of a college student’s testimony before Congress into a wasted opportunity to expose the folly of limitless entitlement.
Self-reliance means possessing and maintaining the ability to defend one’s self, something of which Europe is now utterly incapable. The president’s proposal to dramatically cut defense spending reveals disturbing parallels for the U.S.
The human capacity for self-delusion is the only thing that explains why the left continues to cling to a tired and discredited belief system.
Administration apologists are blaming the Tea Party for the recent downgrade of U.S. debt by Standard & Poor’s. I disagree. I think the Tea Party forced a useful debate exactly as the founders would have hoped.
The piper has arrived in Europe, seeking to be paid for 60 years of social entitlement spending. Everyone knows that the piper’s next stop is the United States.
If the government stopped wasting money tomorrow, the country would still go broke. Such is the magnitude of the entitlement state.
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan went to a Washington, D.C. tattoo parlor and had a giant target tattooed on his forehead. Or so it is going to seem in the coming weeks.
Even a sweeping Republican victory on Tuesday will not be enough to address the problems America now faces.